Diathrausta ochreipennis (Butler, 1886)
(formerly known as Pterygisus ochreipennis)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Bart Hacobian & Stella Crossley


female
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult female moths of this species are black with white spots on the forewings and yellow spots on the hindwings.


male
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The male adult moths are similar but have white spots on the hindwings.


The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

It is a schlerophyll forest species, widespread in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, Part 4, p. 429, No. 76.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 36.


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    (updated 19 June 2005)